NILES, Ohio - It took a long time, on the clock and in innings, as the Jamestown Jammers suffered a 2-1 New York-Penn League loss to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Sunday.
The hosts clinched the win in the bottom of the 14th inning with two outs, and three hours and 59 minutes after the first pitch.
The victory ended a three-game losing streak for Mahoning Valley
The Scrappers opened the bottom of the 14th with a double by Joseph Wendle and then Joe Sever was hit by pitch from Jose Rodriguez, the Jammers fourth pitcher. Pinch-hitter Evan Frazar bunted into a force out and Wendle was out at third base. However, a wild pitch moved Sever to third and Frazar to second. After a walk to Jeremy Lucas loaded the bases, Juan Romero singled to left field to drive in the winning run.
Rafael Hombert, the Scrappers' fifth pitcher, picked up the win while Rodriguez took the loss for Jamestown.
Mason Hope started for the Jammers. He went six innings and allowed six hits, one run, one walk and he struck out six. Miguel Fermin pitched one inning and allowed on hit and then Jheyson Manzueta was impressive with four innings with no runs, no hits and no walks and he fanned six.
Jamestown got on the scoreboard first with a run in the second inning.
Michael Vaughn and Rony Peralta had one-out back-to-back singles and Vaughn scored on a double by Yeison Hernandez.
The Scrappers tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth when Andrew Campbell led off with a walk, stole second base and scored on a double by Sever.
The teams play again tonight at 7:05 p.m.
Then the Jammers open a four-game series with Williamsport on Tuesday at Diehrick Park with a doubleheader beginning at 5:05 p.m.